Injuries Rob Gronkowski played through this season get revealed, although he's reportedly 100 percent for Super Bowl

Ryan Hannable
February 03, 2019 - 11:31 am

ATLANTA -- Rob Gronkowski clearly was not himself for most of the 2018 season.

He missed three games due to nagging ankle and back injuries, while totaling just 47 catches for 682 yards and three touchdowns.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, in Week 5 he dealt with Achilles tendonitis and then his back flared up in Week 7, which turned out to be a bulging disc. This took awhile to fully heal, but now he's said to be 100 percent for Super Bowl LIII, in what could be his final game.

Building off that, NFL Media's Mike Giardi said these injuries could have potentially been prevented.

"Internally, the Patriots feel Gronkowski brought some of it on himself. ... The Patriots feel if he did it their way, opposed to the TB12 way, which Gronk is devoted to, maybe things would've been different." he said on NFL Network Sunday morning.

But, Gronkowski is coming off one of his better performances of the year in the AFC title game when he caught six passes for 79 yards, so maybe one final big game is coming.

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